Free Speech * De Gedachten zijn Vrij: Lieven Tavernier, Roy Bailey & Tony Benn (Mon. 18, Tue. 18, Wed. 19 August, 2015-32)

NIEUW / NEW: Lieven Tavernier * Roy Bailey & Tony Benn ** AND ALSO: Songs of Resistance, Democracy and Peace * Yanis Varoufakis **   NEIL YOUNG:  THE MONSANTO  YEARS ** THE BASKETBALL DIARIES (OST) **

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TIME ZONE Radio 68 = Central European Time (CET = Brusssels, Paris, Berlin) =  one hour ahead of GMT (London). Example: 20:00 hrs / 8 p.m. CET = 19:00 hrs / 7 p.m. GMT

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LIEVEN TAVERNIER United Brass De Fanfare 2013

LIEVEN TAVERNIER & UNITED BRASS: De fanfare van honger en dorst
ROY BAILEY & TONY BENN: The Writing On the Wall


Alleen al omdat hij “De fanfare van honger en dorst” componeerde, verdient Lieven Tavernier een ereplaats in het Pantheon van het Nederlandstalige lied, mocht hij zoiets al willen natuurlijk.  Het is namelijk een onsterfelijk nummer, wat het drukt in enkele ogenschijnlijk eenvoudige strofen essentiële levenservaringen uit: de hoop die illusie wordt, de desillusie die hoop wordt wanneer anderen overnemen, lees: het leven verder zetten, nooit  aflatend. Sommige mogen hier het failliet van een generatie in horen,  vooral diegenen die aan de kant stonden te wachten tot de anderen zouden verongelukken, ikzelf hoor met Lieven Tavernier alweer een andere fanfare in de verte. En hun brommend geluid gaat crescendo (Eddy Bonte)
Op  ‘De fanfare van Honger en Dorst’ herneemt de 66-jarige artiest tien van zijn oudere nummers met United Brass, een vijfendertigkoppige blaaskapel uit het Leuvense. Samen met onverwachte tonaliteiten brengt hun alliantie ook een mozaïek van uiteenlopende sferen aan de oppervlakte. Producer Yves Meersschaert voorziet de songs van prachtige nieuwe arrangementen, die nu eens uitgesproken elegisch (‘In Knokke’, ‘Kerstdagmorgen’), dan weer luchtig tot opgewekt aandoen (zie: het zonovergoten ‘Molenstraat’). Tijdens ‘Sleutels’ zie je, in gedachten, zelfs enkele rijpere stellen over de dansvloer schuiven
(Dirk Steenhaut). Verder lezen:

ROY BAILEY & TONY BENN: The Writing On the Wall

Recorded live at Cambridge Folk Festival in 2000 this CD is a good substitute for those who haven’t yet managed to catch their show and a fine reminder for those who have. Benn’s contribution is a skip through the history of resistance to oppression and exploitation in England from the Peasants’ Revolt of the 14th century up to the present day…. All this is interspersed with and illustrated by, songs from folk-singer Roy Bailey At the end of the first half Bailey had the audience singing the chorus of one of the West’s most famous revolutionaries.
Socialist Review March 2005

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Reconnecting with its roots in the Workers’ movement, Topic has collaborated with the General Federation of Trade Unions in ‘Voice & Vision’, a new double-CD set of songs of resistance, democracy and peace. This fabulous collection gathers together legendary Topic artists such as Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, Norma Waterson, Pete Seeger, Louis Killen, Anne Briggs and Martin Carthy, alongside newer voices like Fran Morter and Adam Rees, Kiti Theobald, Jack Forbes, and 17 year old Piers Haslam.

A collection of songs that form a history of dissent, collaboration and the collective drive for what is right and just, ‘Voice & Vision’ is a stunning set of music and words that speak across generations and boundaries of the basic human right to dignity.

A triumphantly topical vision of solidarity….released by Topic Records and the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU), and both partners are to be congratulated for having the vision to reaffirm the power of song and the role that it has, does and will play in the fight for a better future.”

★★★★★ The Morning Star

Released by Topic Records,

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Full album + introduction of the album and the project (audio taken from

Neil Young Monsanto Starbucks

The Monsanto Years was recorded in six weeks between January and February at Teatro Studios, a converted movie theatre in Oxnard, California owned by Daniel Lanois. The album’s nine songs share their rough-hewn, country punk qualities with Young’s liveliest studio recordings, while Promise Of The Real resemble a less expansive Crazy Horse. There is, perhaps, an understandable pragmatism on Young’s part in hooking up with these younger players, (…) – the last time Young engaged a group of musicians outside his regular collaborators was with Pearl Jam on 1995’s Mirror Ball: another bunch of eager acolytes sympathetic to Young’s cause.
The Monsanto Years, het lied, ook titel van het album, is de sterkste song van deze CD. Zelfs voor wie geen flauw benul heeft van waar dit over gaat, is dit een beresterk nummer. Ik geef geen citaat uit de tekst. Laat ik enkel zeggen dat dit nummer niet bepaald populair zal worden in de gebouwen van Monsanto. Prachtige typische Crazy Horse gitaren met dat onnabootsbare staccato-ritme. Als afsluiter ten slotte een wondermooie song van opa Neil: “If I don’t Know (what I’m doin)”.

Lode Van Oost

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JIM CARROLL Basketball novel

Original Sound Track of the film starring Leonardo Di Caprio, featuring music by Jim Carroll (with Pearl Jam), P.J. Harvey, The Doors, The Posies, Soundgarden, Green Apple Quick Step, etc.

THE BASKETBALL DIARIES (original sound track)
Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll’s epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad, Jim’s life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukemia, a coach (“Swifty”) who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team, teenage sexual angst, and an unhealthy appetite for heroin — all of these begin to encroach on young Jim’s dream of becoming a basketball star. Soon, the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother’s mounting concern for her son. He can’t go home and his only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals, robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie, an older neighborhood friend with whom Jim “picked up a game” now and then, is he able to begin the long journey back to sanity.
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JIM CARROLL 1949 – 2009
In 1978, Carroll published The Basketball Diaries, an autobiographical book concerning his life as a teenager in New York City’s hard drug culture. “Diaries” is an edited collection of the diaries he kept between the ages of 12 and 16, detailing his sexual experiences, high school basketball career, and his addiction to heroin, which began when he was 13.  (…)After working as a musician, Carroll returned to writing full-time in the mid-1980s and began to appear regularly on the spoken-word circuit. Starting in 1991, Carroll performed readings from his then-in-progress first novel, The Petting Zoo. (…)  In 1978, after he moved to California to get a fresh start since overcoming his heroin addiction, Carroll formed The Jim Carroll Band, a new wave / punk band with encouragement from  Patti Slith, ith whom he once shared an apartment in New York City, along with  Robert Maplethorpe.  (Wikipedia)

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